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are just really popular right now, too. >> i started off with. >> mike: steve devoe is chairman and c.e.o. of the 66-year-old company. he does not paint a pretty picture of what they and every other paint manufacturer has been through over the last couple years. what he does do is point out why kelly moore fared better than most. first, history. they have it. started in 1946 by bill kelly and william e. moore, the goal was simple: make a quality paint that professionals would be proud to use. and second, understand that those professionals are not only your customers but your partners. what a concept! quality and loyalty trump chasing the market down. >> what we stay focused on was number one what we're known for, which is quality. we know who our customers are and we never took our eyes off that. we became a real strong partner with them over the couple years that the downturn hurt us all. >> reporter: kelly moore even set up classes, tutorials for small business owners, customers, to teach them how to survive tough times and it looked for bigger markets. a western regional player in
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, tinctures and creams. big business. they brought in $25 million in sales. money that cofounder steve deangelo would end up on the street. >> we have taken $25 million a year of illegal drug sales off the streets of oakland and brought them in to harbor side. >> deangelo has been a marijuana activists since he was a teenager. says when he moved to california in 2001 there weren't many places for patients to buy marijuana safely. >> i started harbor side to create a model of best practices for the cannabis industry to demonstrate that it can be distributed in a way that professional and responsible and bring benefits to -- >> since it was founded, harbore world's largest marijuana dispensary. it serves more than 115,000 patients. as expanded to a second location in san jose. deangelo's business attracted media attention from across the globe. >> the harbor side medical center this is actually the largest medical can business disbones knee. >> harbor side says it has 20,000 clients. >> from the harbor side health center in oakland. >> it wasn't just media that was paying attention.